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NEMLA Statement on Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The New England chapter of the Music Library Association stands in solidarity with our members and members of the communities we serve who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We wholeheartedly condemn acts of racial violence, murder, oppression, and injustice that too frequently target BIPOC in our society.

We recognize that NEMLA is a part of the systems that have historically excluded, marginalized, and held back BIPOC in libraries, music, education, and society as a whole. There is much work to be done by individuals, institutions, and organizations to break down systemically racist and inequitable practices. We are committed to actively taking part in this work, to move towards a society that is truly diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just for all people.

Therefore, the NEMLA Board has agreed to the following immediate action items:

  1. Adopt a theme of diversity and anti-racism for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 NEMLA meetings.
  2. Establish a new NEMLA Diversity Committee to address issues of systemic racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The membership and charge for this committee will be determined after collecting input from NEMLA members and non-member colleagues.

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